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Old 01-08-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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It seems like prices are going through the roof since the recession. I thought (maybe wrongly) food was 'down' but no, I see some items are 50% more than a few months ago!

Today I went to the supermarket. Granted, half the problem here is we only have 2 chains and no other real competition near by. I saw everything again was up by a few cents to over 60 cents more than last week.

I suppose they'll blame gas prices.

One item I used to buy a few years back, canned biscuits (I make my own now from scratch) are over 1.99 for the STORE brand. Correct me if I am wrong but store canned (tube) biscuits used to be 4 for a dollar not too long ago..or maybe 50 cent a tube, not 2 dollars.

Another jacked up item are 'baked beans.' I am not advertising for anyone. The can I buy is the name of our last president. Anyhow, these have gone up a lot, too in a few months...

Cookies were through the roof...even the 'store brand' was almost 3 dollars. I try to make my own when I can, but factor in how much butter and so on cost and you nearly have $3.00 spend..

If you think okay, I will make such and such myself (baking bread, or cakes) you can also see these items are skyrocketing.

Anyone else see certain things they used to buy not too long ago jump up crazy $$?
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Ok Quilted Northern Bath tissue, 3.25 for a 4 pack!!!??? What??? I was flabergasted!!! I bought angel soft for 3.25 for a 6 pack. I love Northern! What the hell. I had sticker shock today also!!
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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Ok Quilted Northern Bath tissue, 3.25 for a 4 pack!!!??? What??? I was flabergasted!!! I bought angel soft for 3.25 for a 6 pack. I love Northern! What the hell. I had sticker shock today also!!
We started going to shop at Super Walmart but it's 40 minutes there and back and sometimes not worth the drive in winter. Even their prices were up a bit last time but today at my 'local store,' everything was crazy. They were on about their 'can sale' but I don't buy a lot of canned store food so it was worthless.

I think the top thing I hate seeing climb up is coffee. We only like premium coffee (it makes a difference, really) so now it's almost 7 or 8 dollars for a bag. In addition, a lot of items I saw were in tinier packages. More money, less item in bag or container.

It's insanity. How much more can you 'cut down?'
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I know what you mean. One 'almost terrorist' threat....and gas goes up 10 cents a gallon the next day.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:58 PM
 
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I know what you mean. One 'almost terrorist' threat....and gas goes up 10 cents a gallon the next day.
We'll you're down in Florida. Next due to the cold, the oranges will be 9 dollars a bag. I just paid $4.99 today. Very high for a few oranges but you have to get fruit somehow.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Inner Loop
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I agree with OP. When I go shopping for myself I can spend as high as 90 dollars. I couldn't believe it. The worst part is, that I could carry the stuff home.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Or local market has oranges for $0.39 a lb in todays ad.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Gypsy, even though employed, I am realizing the effects of this economy everyday. I did find Progresso soup for 1.29 a can, a great bargain and Lean cuisine for 1.88. I am single but now finding to shop for bargains when I can. I have to. Gas went up 10 cents in this last week!!
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:45 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Gypsy, even though employed, I am realizing the effects of this economy everyday. I did find Progresso soup for 1.29 a can, a great bargain and Lean cuisine for 1.88. I am single but now finding to shop for bargains when I can. I have to. Gas went up 10 cents in this last week!!

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Old 01-09-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Gypsy, even though employed, I am realizing the effects of this economy everyday. I did find Progresso soup for 1.29 a can, a great bargain and Lean cuisine for 1.88. I am single but now finding to shop for bargains when I can. I have to. Gas went up 10 cents in this last week!!
Tas, We have Progresso for $0.99 a can right now.

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